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Rob Golden cathy dukes uva lasp

Research Associate

Ph.D. University of Virginia, Materials Science and Engr, 2017
M.E. University of Virginia, Materials Science and Engr, 2015
B.S. Lenoir Rhyne University, Physics, 2012

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia
PO Box 400745
395 McCormick Road

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Research Interests


Research focuses on assessing the stability of materials in extreme environments for propulsion and power generation applications. Current research interests include investigating the thermochemical stability of rare-earth silicate environmental barrier coatings (EBCs), SiC-based ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) and rare-earth silicides in high-temperature oxidizing and water vapor environments.

Professonal Experience and Memberships


Electrochemical Society 2014 – Present
University of Virginia Chapter

Activities and Awards

Physics Achievement Award, Lenoir Rhyne University, 2012,


Selected Publications

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PUBLICATIONS
R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “A method for assessing the volatility of oxides in high temperature high-velocity
water vapor,” J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 36 [5] 1135–1147 (2016).

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “High temperature oxidation of yttrium silicides,” (in preparation to be submitted to
Acta Materialia in June 2017)

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Thermochemical stability of yttrium silicates in high-temperature high-velocity
water vapor,” (in process)

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Oxygen diffusivity in yttrium silicates,” (in process)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Oxygen Tracer Diffusion in Yttrium Silicates”, 41st ICACC, Daytona Beach, FL, 2017

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “High Temperature Oxidation of Yttrium Silicides”, HTCMC 9, Toronto, Canada, 2016

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Silica Depletion of Yttrium Silicates in High-Temperature High-Velocity Water
Vapor”, ICMCTF, San Diego, CA, 2016

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Silica Depletion of Yttrium Silicates in High-Temperature High-Velocity Water
Vapor”, Gordon Research Seminar on High Temperature Corrosion (INVITED), New London, NH, 2015

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Silica Depletion of Yttrium Silicates in High-Temperature High-Velocity Water
Vapor”, MS&T, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Oxide Recession in High-Temperature High-Velocity Water Vapor”, TMS, San Diego,
CA, 2014

R.A. Golden and E.J. Opila, “Oxide Recession in High-Temperature High-Velocity Water Vapor”, 37th ICACC,
Daytona Beach, FL, 2013